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I would like to talk about Doctor Who and entertainment fatigue. However, the two are not related. It's just that if I don't talk about them both right now, I'll forget everything that I decided I had to say last night.

I'm generally enjoying this new incarnation of Doctor Who, although I can definitely feel the "family show" idea much stronger than in other years. I like the new Doctor. It does feel a bit on fast-forward, though - we just met him, but the show is acting as though we've known this incarnation of him for ages. Sometimes I feel like things come out of nowhere. Same with the relationship between the Doctor and the companion whose name I've forgotten; it's written as though they've known each other for years, but I feel like there hasn't actually been that much time between episodes.

But what I really wanted to say is that the whole thing feels a bit "greatest hits". It's what, the 4th episode? And we've already seen the Daleks and the weeping angels. Shouldn't those be pulled out a bit later on?

Oh, and that I really love River Song, and seeing her again (despite the fact that it was yet another too-early repeat of something) was lovely. I like seeing grown women on my screen. And I felt she really overpowered the companion whose name I still can't remember.

Hmm, this makes it sound like I'm not enjoying it, which isn't true. I am! It's super fun. I think it just hasn't settled for me yet.

Here's the thing: lately, I'm super picky about things I watch or read. With books, I'm finding that I'm more willing than ever to abandon a book a few chapters in (or after I get off the subway, whichever comes first). TV shows, things I once loved are not really doing it for me (the Glee effect). And movies are the worst - I'm turning things off right left and centre. I have no patience for action scenes, stylized or excessive violence turns me right off, and even super talky movies, the kind I used to love, are boring me (or making me want to tell the characters to shut up).

Being picky by itself isn't a problem, but I'm paranoid about running out of things to read/watch. I used to worry about the fact that I would never manage to read all the books I want to, now I worry that eventually there won't be any more books I want to read (although I suppose when I'm 50 I might suddenly start liking mysteries, as seems to happen to everyone else, in which case I'm totally fine). What if I'm 60 and alone in my apartment with nothing to do, because I don't like anything anymore??

This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night.

Date: 2010-04-29 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-lotus.livejournal.com
I have this entertainment fatigue every once in a while. Eventually something peaks my interest. Don't worry, you won't run out of things to read/watch.

Date: 2010-04-30 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anglaisepaon.livejournal.com
What if I'm 60 and alone in my apartment with nothing to do, because I don't like anything anymore??

I have that thought very late at night. It's usually followed by me discovering a new book, so it's all good. I hope you find something good to read or watch very soon.

Date: 2010-04-30 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bureinato.livejournal.com
Try reading something different than you normally read. The aforementioned mysteries, SF, non-fiction.

And I've had times where books weren't interesting me enough. In my case I think it was the drugs I was experimenting with (prescriptions from the neurologist:P) I ended up taking a crochet class & learning that.

Read shorter things? Non-fiction?

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